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SNCB - Articles and news items

Belgium rail crash: passenger train collides with freight train killing three

Rail industry news / 6 June 2016 /

A passenger train has reportedly crashed into the back of a freight train near Liege in Belgium killing at least three people.

Belgian National Railways orders 1,362 double-deck train cars

Rail industry news / 21 December 2015 /

Belgian National Railways (SNCB-NMBS) has signed a contract with Bombardier and Alstom for the supply of 1,362 M7 double-deck train cars in an order worth €3.3 billion.

SNCB Logistics acquired by Argos Soditic

Rail industry news / 2 April 2015 /

Argos Soditic, an independent European Private Equity firm, has acquired a 66.6% stake in Belgian rail freight operator, SNCB Logistics.

SNCB to equip 449 trains with Alstom’s ERTMS level 2 signalling solution

Rail industry news / 2 October 2014 /

Alstom has secured a contract worth 70 million Euros to supply ATLAS 200 on-board signalling equipment to the Belgian operator SNCB-NMBS for 449 trains in commercial service. Delivery will start in 2016…

SNCB restructures its freight operations

Issue 1 2009, Past issues / 23 January 2009 /

In an interview for European Railway Review, Mr. Geert Pauwels, Coordinator of SNCB’s Freight Group, discusses how operations are being split from commercial responsibilities.

Keeping the customer in the lead

Issue 1 2008, Past issues / 29 January 2008 /

Within SNCB, B-Cargo is the division that is responsible for commercialising rail freight transport. In cooperation with the other companies of the SNCB Group, we provide customers with global logistics solutions that are at once competitive and attractive. With 2,160 miles (3,454km) of track, Belgium’s rail infrastructure is among the highest-density networks in the world.

Long-future for long-distance travel

Issue 2 2007, Past issues / 3 April 2007 /

The European rail network is becoming increasingly integrated and, with its attractive range of long-distance passenger services, Deutsche Bahn is one of the principal players.

Concentrating on providing quality

Issue 1 2007, Past issues / 6 February 2007 /

B-Cargo is a division within the SNCB and is responsible for commercialising rail freight transport. In cooperation with the other companies of the SNCB Group, we provide our customers with global logistics solutions that are at once competitive and attractive. With 3,454km of track, Belgium’s rail infrastructure is among one of the highest-density networks in the world.

Bright future for Belgium

Issue 1 2006, Past issues / 14 February 2006 /

In an interview with European Railway Review, CEO Luc Lallemand openly talks about Infrabel, the manager of the Belgian railway infrastructure. During this conversation the CEO, among other things, talks about the main tasks, the investments, the major projects and the challenges of Infrabel.

 

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